Terrapin Beer Company (Athens, GA) is pushing the envelope with new beers and flavors this year. Last week, Green Flash was in the brewery to cream an orange creamsicle IPA. Next up is Side Project #23, Guano Loco.
Chili pepper brownie ale peak your interest? For this edition, the brewery combined flavors of chocolate from cocoa nibs, and chilies to give your palate something as confusing as it is fun.
Like a piñata bursting at the seams, Guano Loco “Chili Pepper Brownie Ale” explodes with a flavor from a myriad of directions. Chocolaty sweetness melds brilliantly with a spicy head to make this beer a fiesta in your glass…Ole’
Look for Terrapin Guano Loco in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time. What does Guano Loco mean? This might help.
Read more: Terrapin Side Project Series
Midnight Sun Brewing is celebrating chocolate as much as equality in Modern Romance.
The beer first and foremost is a chocolate ale, brewed with cocoa nibs and a series of spices, including cinnamon, maca. Heat is provided by the addition of chilies. A collaboration with Anchorage, Alaska’s Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge.
…In an exciting collaboration. Midnight Sun and Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge —a local artisan chocolatier— designed and brewed a very special dark ale that celebrates our strengths — and weaknesses sensuous chocolate, warm spice, fiery chili, provocative character and amorous mood…
Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Chocolate, Maca, Cinnamon, Chilies)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Odell Brewing Company has just shipped their Milk Chocolate Stout, Lugene.
By the looks of it, the brewery is adding a nitro version of this popular, chocolately, milk offering. As if chocolate milk stouts are creamy enough.
Style: Imperial Milk Stout (w/ Chocolate)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Nitro. February – April.
One of Boulevard Brewing’s (Kansas City, MO) most sought after beers, Chocolate Ale, has been on hiatus for a little while. The brewery chose to put the beer on hold after discovering the beer’s flavor was found to be a bit off. Boulevard offered refunds to anyone that requested it. Chocolate Ale is back with a sweet vengeance.
Chocolate Ale is a collaboration with Kansas City’s chocolatier Christopher Elbow. Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels and Elbow used a special chocolate variety from the Dominican Republic. The result is a magical and delicious balance of malt, hops and chocolate.
Chocolate Ale is full of surprises, beginning with a glowing amber hue. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.
Boulevard Chocolate Ale is the second release in the Smokestack Series in 2014. January’s release was the barrel aged Rye-on-Rye. While Chocolate Ale was supposed to hit shelves in Kansas City on Tuesday, snow is keeping the shipments at the brewery a few more days.
Read more: Boulevard Brewing News
Chocolate cherry stouts are all the rage. Not convinced? Click the cherries link below. You’ll find a few.
Stoudt’s Brewing (Adamstown, PA) is adding Chocolate Cherry Stout to their small batch, Brewer’s Reserve Series. This offering is reminiscent of a special release a few years ago when chocolate and cherries were added to Fat Dog Imperial Stout.
Stoudt’s Chocolate Cherry Stout will be packaged in 22oz bottles.